ADG religion reporter Laura Lynn Brown does a good job of lifting the hood on this new trend. If you read the whole piece you'll see that not everyone is happy about blogging (mainly Ronnie Floyd).
We do wonder who the ADG art department modeled their blogging preacher after. It's not Wade or Ronnie and we've never see Marty or Art. Can anyone shed any light on this? I do appreciate them getting the logo of the Southern Baptist Convention right, although it is in need of some major updating. (this gives us an idea.)
Piece of Mind
Web logs may not be the gospel truth, but they're gaining popularity as a source of information.
BY LAURA LYNN BROWN ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE
The SBC Outpost sounds like a dusty Western general store where passersby can tie up their horses, get a drink and some provisions and ask about the latest news or gossip. In a way, that's what happens at this outpost. But the transportation is a computer and Internet connection, not a horse. The site purveys news, commentary and shootin' from the hip on Southern Baptist Convention life, and the conversation is lively as the nation's largest Protestant denomination nears its annual convention June 13-14 in Greensboro, N.C.
The Rev. Marty Duren, a Georgia minister, started the blog -- short for Web log, a sort of online journal -- in April 2005. He chose the name partly because his first three choices were already taken. Southern Baptists who read blogs often mention the SBC Outpost (sbcoutpost.blogspot.com) first when they list the ones they check regularly. That's where many Baptists first learned that the Rev. Ronnie Floyd of First Baptist Church in Springdale said he would accept nomination as president of the convention at their annual meeting.
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